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Before you bid on and buy a vehicle through salvage car auctions like AutoBidMaster.com, make sure you factor your total cost into your budget, not just the sales price of the vehicle. You need to take into account auction fees, documentation fees, vehicle shipping costs, and so forth. Let’s start with the basics. Auction Fees The auction fees you pay on each vehicle are determined by your membership level. Basic members pay 10% of the…

With online car auctions on the rise, it’s more and more common for people to find used and repairable cars for sale out of state to fix up for themselves, resell, or for used auto parts. Purchasing a car from out of state has some different intricacies around it than buying one from a dealership near you, though. From California salvage yards to NJ State Auto Auctions, you have the whole country at your disposal…

When you’re looking for repairable cars for sale through online auction, it’s important to know what you’re looking at. Often, you’re buying a vehicle that’s located far away from you, and you can’t look at it in person. While the majority of vehicles that are sold through insurance companies are listed in the condition they were received and have a pretty clear and visible indication of the damage they received, there are other companies that…

AutoBidMaster is a premier Copart broker, and your one-stop online auto auction. We give our members access to the largest online salvage auto inventory, and our dedicated Customer Service Representatives are here to help our members through every step of the way: from finding the perfect vehicle, to placing bids, to arranging shipping. There’s a lot that goes on behind the scenes here in our Portland, Oregon office. We’re interviewing Tabitha, the Sales Manager here…

Tesla has taken the world by (electrical) storm with the production of high-functioning, super-fast electric vehicles – aka EVs – including SUVs, sports cars, and sedans. There’s something for everyone. With climate change and state regulations forcing automakers to reconsider the way they manufacture vehicles with fuel efficiency in mind, more and more companies are switching to EVs. For Tesla, though, that’s what they do. And they do it well. However, Tesla ownership is cost-prohibitive…

You’ve been browsing through clean title, salvage, and repairable cars for sale on AutoBidMaster and now you wanna know: What’s the difference between a regular auction and “Buy it Now?” Good news: we’re here to clear that up. Auctions Auctions have two phases: preliminary bidding and live auction. During the preliminary bidding phase, members can place bids on vehicles and the highest bid during this portion will be represented incrementally during the live auction. So,…

Here’s the last installation of “Where do Salvage Vehicles Come From?” In Part 1 of this series we talked about how salvage vehicles get branded, and where they end up afterwards. In Part 2, we talked about the benefits of using AutoBidMaster as your broker. Now, we’re going to go over the whole bidding process, so you’ll be better equipped to get your own salvage vehicle at auction. Registration It’s easy. Just head over to…

In Part 1 of this series we talked about how cars get branded with salvage titles, and where they go after that. You know now that they often end up at auction yards, but it isn’t as easy to bid on them from the yard as you would have hoped. Now, we’re answering the question, “why use AutoBidMaster?” A little bit of background: AutoBidMaster was founded over 10 years ago in Portland, Oregon. We saw…

So, where do salvage vehicles come from? Over five million vehicles are deemed a total loss each year in the United States, for reasons ranging from a fender bender to vehicles that have been completely burned to a crisp. When a vehicle is considered a ‘total loss’ by an insurance company, it may receive a salvage title. Different states and insurance companies have their own methods of deciding if vehicles are a total loss, including…

You’ve decided that you’re ready to enter the world of auto ownership, and you figured out quickly that buying your first car can be a tough decision. There are so many factors to consider. What does it look like? How does it drive? What am I using it for? Is it reliable? How much does it cost? Do I buy new or used? The good news is that we’ve picked the best salvage cars for…